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Unified patent court and the UK: how the complex relationship affects businesses

Patent trolls are a familiar part of the Intellectual Property landscape, although activity in Europe has historically been lower than in the US. With the anticipated arrival of the Unified Patents Court, a single court covering most of the EU market this was expected to change, but the UK’s General...

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How to build a successful food & drink business

On the evening of the 20th of April 2017 we hosted an audience of food & drink manufacturers at every stage of their life-cycle, from pre-launch and start-ups through to more mature businesses and internationally recognisable brands. We gave them access to a panel made up of a corporate and commercial specialist...

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Sugar reduction and its impact on intellectual property for food and drink businesses

With consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges. There is no doubt that this issue will continue to be central to the industry. The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is set to begin from April...

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Protein production, recovery and processing in food manufacture – leveraging patent rights and information from patents

Abstract The imperative to produce protein-containing nutritional foods and animal fodder to ensure food security in a sustainable manner is driving innovation, and investment in R&D. In the box of tools that companies can use to enable a return on their investment, are intellectual property rights (IPRs), including patents, trade...

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How to use (and not to use) your trade mark

The  ® symbol Once your trade mark is registered, you can use the ® symbol. It is not a requirement to use this symbol, but it can work as a useful deterrent as it flags to third parties that there is a risk of being sued for infringement if they...

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